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The Smart Voice - Issue #4

The Smart Voice - Issue #4
By Smartly AI • Issue #4 • View online
Lost track of what is going on in the AI world during the summer break? Don’t worry, we’ve got you!
Happy reading,
Kathryn from Smartly AI

Microsoft researchers achieve new conversational speech recognition milestone - Microsoft’s Cortana can now recognise human speech with the same accuracy as a professional human transcriber.INFOGRAPHIC: World Voice Landscape (updated) - The voice sector is skyrocketing, we have updated our landscape so you can keep on top of who is who in the world of voice.
Voice UI Best Practices: Learning from Phone Systems - The IVRs we deal with regularly can teach us a great deal about how to approach voice user interfaces.
Microsoft and Amazon partner to integrate Alexa and Cortana digital assistants - Did Alexa and Cortana just become best friends?
Google’s Tensorflow team open sources speech recognition dataset for DIY -  An opensource dataset designed to let you build basic but useful voice interfaces for applications.The 409 AI startups of Europe - Check out the European artificial intelligence landscape.
How Apple uses AI to make Siri sound more human - Research papers published by Apple detail the company’s machine-learning technology.
📢Smart Voices Podcast (French only)
Every month we will invite voice experts to discuss the latest industry news (in French), which we will publish in podcast format. We are proud to announce that we have just recorded our first one, click here to listen and tell us what you think.
💬Featured Voice Apps
Every month we will feature apps choosen in collaboration with Alexa Skills Store. Here are this month’s:
Looking for a way to improve your mental health? Try this skill to help inspire you and manage your mindfulness. gives you the latest results, jackpot sizes and draw dates for the most popular lottery games.
See you next month!
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